Brevity is the Soul of Wit

Most people all over the world have no patience and time for repetition and circumlocution. They look for crisp and pithy sayings.Short-stories and one act plays have been greatly admired and accepted by the people but the thousand page romances have been shunned by most.Bacon and Pope are still enjoyed the world over while Spencer and Milton are read only by the scholars.Brevity brings out exactness, aptness and appropriateness. 

Long winding speeches often tax the public nerve and create monotony.A few well- chosen  words prove more effective than rhetorical speeches. What is most desired by the people is more matter with less art. Unusually long sentences cannot draw and retain one's attention, while on the other hand we are enchanted by short, pithy and effective sentences. Compression of thought wins public applause as it is an art.